Provided by: dv4l_1.0-5_amd64 bug


       dv4lstart - redirect V4L API to access a camcorder from a V4L program


       dvlstart [options] command [argument ...]


       dv4lstart enables command to access a dv1394 (Firewire) camcorder by using the video4linux
       (V4L) API.  dv4lstart uses the LD_PRELOAD facility to intercept calls to the V4L  API  and
       make the camcorder's videostream available.

       Check that LD_PRELOAD works in your environment by starting

         $ dv4lstart ls -l /dev/video0

       The resulting output should look like

       crw-rw---- 0 root video 81, 0 Jan  1  1970 /dev/video0

       Check your 1394 driver config by starting

         $ gst-launch-0.10 dv1394src \! dvdemux \! dvdec \!  xvimagesink

       from  your  shell.  After  turning  on  your camera, a video window should appear. If this
       works, dv4lstart should work as well.

       Inside command, use /dev/video0.  Any existing, real V4L device named /dev/video0 can  not
       be  accessed from an application started with dv4lstart (applications started normally can
       access the real /dev/video0)


       -c, --color-correction
              Set this option if red objects look blue.

       -n, --new-dev
              Tell dv4lstart to simulate a new video device rather than  overriding  /dev/video0.
              Set this option if your application needs to access other video devices.

       -r, --rgb-only
              Set  this  option  to prevent V4L applications from choosing YUV palettes. Try this
              option if you get low frame rates.

       -v, --verbose level
              Set the amount of debugging messages. A level of 0 means no output at all, 1 is the
              default, 3 enables all messages.

       -h, --help
              displays a help message


       The command

         $ dv4lstart v4l-info

       outputs some information about the simulated V4L device.

         $ dv4lstart -c gqcam -v /dev/video0

       starts the gqcam webcam viewer, swapping red and blue colors.


       Programs using exotic ways to access the V4L API will not work.

       Some  environments don't allow the use of LD_PRELOAD for security reasons.  dv4lstart will
       not work there.

       If dv4lstart does not work, try dv4l instead.